simplebackup.conf - configuration file for simplebackup(1)
This file contains the configuration for the backups done by
This file is a bash(1) shell script. It is used to set some shell
variables and a shell function that are used by the backup script. Be
careful in what you write here: the configuration file is sourced and
all commands within are executed on the beginning of a backup.
SILENT If set to true, simplebackup will print only errors and
This is the directory where the backup is written to. Be sure
to have enough free disk space here.
This is the directory where the backup is prepared. Disk space
needed here is the sum of all data to be backed up. This
directory will be deleted on startup, so don’t point to anyting
These paths and their subdirectories are to be backed up while
crossing file system boundaries. Use : to separate multiple
These paths and their subdirectories are to be backed up. No
file system boundaries will be crossed. Use : to separate
NAME This is the name of the backup. It is later prepended with a
This lockfile is used to detect another running backup. You can
run multiple different backups in parallel by using different
lockfiles in different configurations.
Nice level to run with. 20 is low priority, 0 is normal, -20 is
high priority (only root can do this).
CHROOT Chroot path. If you want to backup another system that is
reachable via your file system, you have to point this variable
to the other system’s root directory. Leave empty for normal
These commands are executed before the backup. Here you can
dump databases, save your partition layout etc. Put additional
files to be backed up into $WORKDIR or subdirectories thereof.
extracommand() is executed before entering a possible $CHROOT.
These commands are executed after copying all files into the
$WORKDIR, but before putting them into the backup archive. If
some files need to be excluded from the $BACKUPDIRS then delete
them here. postcopy() is executed outside a possible $CHROOT.
These commands are executed after the backup. The new backup
filename is available as $BACKUPFILE.
simplebackup was written by Christian Garbs <email@example.com>.
simplebackup is licensed under GNU GPL v2 or later